Breaking down SB-9 and SB-10 and how they help our housing crisis.

We were talking with a client the other day when SB-9 and SB-10 came up. It was a great discussion, so we thought we’d cover that topic today.

What is SB-9? In short, it’s a 2021 senate bill that allows up to four homes in most single-family zones, regardless of local zoning. You can use SB-9 to split your lot, add a second home to your lot, or do both for a total of four homes. This bill took effect on January 1, 2022.

SB-10 makes it easier for cities to zone for small, low-cost housing developments of up to 10 units. It provides tools for local governments to zone up to 10 homes per parcel in transit-rich areas or urban-infill sites. However, SB-10 preserves local government control since a local body must pass a resolution to adopt the plan. 

If you’d like more information about either bill, click this link for more information. If you have any other questions, feel free to call or email us. We’d be happy to help.